The Duchess of Sussex's mother, Doria Ragland, had been invited by Her Majesty to spend Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham. But, despite reports Ms Ragland had accepted the prestigious offer, PEOPLE reports she will not be present for the festivities.
Meghan and Harry, who are expecting their first child in 2019, will join Prince William, Kate Middleton and other members of the royal family in Norfolk for Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham.
It is very unusual for non-members of the Royal Family to join the Queen for Christmas Day, which is why Meghan's holiday debut with Harry last year before her wedding to Harry was incredibly rare.
It has also been reported that Doria will not be making a permanent move to London.
According to PEOPLE, Doria may have rooms set aside for her in the cottage, located close to the house where Harry and Meghan’s evening wedding party was held and where their engagement photos were taken about a year ago, but she’s not making a permanent move there.
In a statement released by Kensington Palace last month, Doria shared her reaction to her daughter's pregnancy.
“Ms. Ragland is very happy about this lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild,” the statement read.
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